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Balvenie Tun 1509

Overall rating
89.15/100
votes
129
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Batch No. 3
Bottled
2016
Number of bottles
8850
Strength
52.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L34A4319210415:27:46
Barcode
5010327525938
Added on
11 Jun 2016 12:09 pm by WhiskyTrail

Average value

€ 367.42

37 × in wishlist

129 × member ratings

327 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Balvenie Tun 1509

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.15 points

  1. ctu scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Pleasant TUN, antique, especially bourbon flavors (23-27 years old). But it's far away to Batch 1 and 1401 series.
    • Nose
      Honey, caramel, vanilla, waxy apple, spicy oak and antique leather.
    • Taste
      Refined. Forest fruits, honey, caramel, oak, pepper and chilli.
    • Finish
      Long, spicy.

  2. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Aroma:
    Deep and warm sherry notes intertwined with wood tones, dried fruit, spices, a hint of vanilla, after a while a fruity aroma develops. Very nice and complex.

    Taste:
    Sizzling, he comes fiery, tingling and slightly burning, tart and sweet, astringent easily occupy the palate, later sticks with some sherry, malt and wood rather tart than sweet. sips another sip of Sherry notes, the whisky now tastes fruity and sweet, quickly softens, the wood tones do not dominate but keep the balance and prevent it from being too sweet.
    A very complex whisky that demands a lot of attention.

    finish:
    Tart harsh with woody notes, slightly malty, sweetish, with sherry, soft and very long.

  3. Lebenswassertester scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      very spicy, sweet wood, a hint of vanilla, raisins, oak
      Rum rum and rum again
    • Taste
      sweet
    • Finish
      spicy sweetness, salty spicy licorice and again the rum

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 85 points Moderator

    Tasted from a sample - probably the sample wasn't good
    • Nose
      88 88
      Vanilla, toffee, chocolate, some citrus fruits
    • Taste
      85 85
      Punchy, peppery, zesty, grapefruits
    • Finish
      82 82
      Long, burning, a tad bitter

  5. asmazda scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    More burnt caramel/sherried profile than batch #1 and #2. But I like it less than the previous two batches because it tastes more simple and the Balvenie distillate is masked a bit too much. Still a good whisky though.

  6. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      98 98

  7. Maurice_casqueteer scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. Vexer scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Full of sweet, nutty goodness. Very balanced between the sherry & classic Balvenie honey. Overpriced of course, as they all are
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. ffmdino scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    very balanced, a force, just awesome
    • Nose
      Vanilla, raisins, oak, caramel
    • Taste
      round and strong at the same time, oak, raisin, coffee
    • Finish
      long, wood, sweet, a little bitter at the end

  10. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Becky Paskin from scotchwhisky.com saysNOSE
    This is where the skill of the blender reveals itself. Some 31 casks have been married together by Balvenie malt master David Stewart, who has used their synergistic complexities to create a nose with a story. Honeycomb, tobacco leaf, leather, sultanas, warm baking spices, fig rolls and sherbet confection. With time comes vanilla ice cream over warm stewed apples.
    PALATE
    Thick and rich, but prickly. Rich dark fruits, caramelised pineapple and anise-spiced sticky toffee pudding studded with crystallised ginger and chilli. Randomly, hot buttered brown toast. Water brings out a slight rubbery note but also reveals Balvenie’s signature honeyed character.
    FINISH
    Round but spicy.
    CONCLUSION
    Another solid expression from Tun 1509, but could do with a slight reduction in strength to dampen the heat.
    RIGHT PLACE, RIGHT TIME
    Smoking cigars and munching on chilli crackers next to the dessert buffet.Scores: 8.1/10

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